Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - Someone who advocates the protection of historical sites or endangered species or natural areas.

Usage examples (37)
  • One only need look at Amboseli National Park in Kenya to see what the "preservationist" ethic can do to an entire ecosystem.
  • The self-described "preservationist" said he doesn't have a plan yet for the old school, but he has decided it is worth saving.
  • Kevin, a fellow preservationist, is a great friend.
  • The leading preservationist of the time was John Muir. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.